Prufrockstar (200) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Bubblegum, citrus, figs, caramel. Appearance: Between gold and light amber, white head dissipates quickly, minimal lacing, slightly hazy. Taste: Bubblegum, bread, citrus, sweet with a spicy, lightly bitter finish. Apricot? Yeast. Palate: Medium body, lively carbonation, creamy texture. Lightly bitter finish with alcohol burn.
SHIG (3048) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a orange burnt copper with a whispery white thin head. Aroma is strong on sticky fruit and caramel malt. Taste is sticky slick caramel, boozy fruits, and light hops bitter. Finish is peppery and spice, slight drying.
Smurf2055 (610) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a finger of head. Smells figgy. Rich and a bit of caramel. Taste is rich, but obviously not Belgium. Yeast is present. Fruity and estery. Bit waxy. Bit of a dry, bitter after taste. Not bad for the price.
PapaSkeetSkeet (676) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lightly sweet, lightly bready, balanced phenolic, spice, and light fruit/raisin, tripel. What struck me most was how middle of the road the yeast was for a Belgian, it had a little bit of everything, and was still very apparent. Good, appetizing. More grain for a tripel then I really would have expected, medium body too. In the vein of leffe blonde.
cmonster (897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle served in a tulip. Pours watery clear orange. Short head, minimal lace. Aroma of yeast, bubblegum, and citrus. Later its light spice, apricots, alcohol, honey, and menthol-medicinal. Syrupy sweet and yeasty flavor. Medium body, thick creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a sticky dry finish. Gets more complex as it warms, especially on the nose. A little too sweet on the palate for me.
michaelinwa (454) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2011 Color: golden. Do we care? Fairly typical Belgian triple. Not bad really, but there is an odd finish that I canít quite describe. Wet cardboard, or is it the yeast. Overall, itís ok, slightly different, but not one I would come back to. Sorry, Dicks. I love you, but this one needs a bit work.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3977) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shipped to me by my wife on a trip to Portland. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very cloudy golden color with a large foamy yellow-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was apricot, honey, bread and clove. The flavor was sweet candied apricots and pears with notes of bread, sugar, plum, clove and honey. Rich and full of flavor this one really impressed me. The finish was long, sweet and fruity with bread and alcohol lingering. Thick and full bodied. Wonderful.
ben4321 (2991) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: Bottle at Max and Andyís Fantasy Tasting, 5/1/10
Aroma: The nose is fairly sweet, light spice, malty notes, yeast
Appearance: It pours a clearish golden color with light lacing
Flavor: Taste is similar to the nose, spicy and sweet flavors, some veggie notes
Palate: The body is medium, fairly soft carbonation, with a slightly astringent finish to it
Overall, this is an OK Tripel, but not great. Itís a lightly too sweet for my tastes and the vegitation and astringency in the finish donít really work that well either. Not terrible stuff, but not great either.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Pours a slightly hazed golden orange color with a nice white head and some spots of lacing.
S: I can smell the banana before I even pour the beer in the glass. Big time banana bread aroma and maybe even some banana candy. A touch of spice and maybe a bit of alcohol. Not bad...
T: Quite sweet with a definite banana bread flavor to it. A little bit of a bubblegum thing going on also. The alcohol is not there in flavor, but it does provide some perceptible warming notes. A bit of candi sugar and some light fruits, particularly white grapes and pears.
M: The body is medium with a carbonation that is on the light end of medium.
D: A big improvement from their brown ale. I prefer my tripels on the dry side, but this was not bad at all.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy apricot colored pour. Sweet yeasty, candy, stone fruit, golden raisin aroma. Flavor is malty, sweet, lots of yeast, candy, caramel, good stuff!